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Seeing is believing. These are examples of a handful of the applications companies and institutions are building on top of the NetBeans Platform, as described in their own words. For a comprehensive list, see the Partners page.

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NetBeans Platform

This is the NetBeans Platform without any IDE specific modules. You can reuse the whole windowing system, the menus, the toolbar, CVS integration, whatever you like, and exclude the rest. Then you include your business logic and windows by loading custom modules that you or other community members have created.

Boeing Shared Platform (BSP)

The Boeing Shared Platform is a logical outgrowth of building MassTk on top of the NetBeans Platform: BSP is a feature-rich platform created by factoring out the modules from MassTk that are not specific to mass properties analysis, but are useful to engineering analysis applications in general.

In addition to the NetBeans Platform, the BSP includes a number of third-party open-source libraries, as well as a number of Boeing-developed modules.

Currently there are a total of four applications being built with the BSP. Learn more...

Boeing Mass Properties Toolkit

The MassTk is an engineering analysis application by Boeing. It incorporates the functionality from several legacy mass properties analysis applications that were originally written in Java, Fortran, C, and even Perl.

MassTk is built on top of the NetBeans Platform 6.0. It provides a rich GUI with custom editors for all business objects including 2D & 3D visualization.

Boeing uses MassTk to perform payload balance solutions, loadability analysis, fuel management analysis, fuel mass property analysis, and mass distribution to finite element models. MassTk vastly improved pre- and post-processing of analyses, it has a shallower learning curve, and lower maintenance costs. Learn more...

Citra FX Image Filter

Citra FX is a digital image editor. It comes with many built-in filters, including color adjustment, contrast, exposure, water ripples, emboss, etc. Learn more and download an evaluation version here.

Sketsa SVG Graphics Editor

The Sketsa SVG Graphics Editor is a cross platform vector drawing application based on SVG. Sketsa features various tools for optimizing content creation, giving designers unsurpassed support for creativity. This tools includes a property palette, a source editor, a defs editor, SVG specific shape tools, transformation tools, and additional illustration tools. It uses SVG as a native file format. Sketsa is based on the Netbeans Platform 5.5.

Learn more and download an evaluation version here.


AIOTrade is a free, open-source stock technical analysis platform. The tool's pluggable architecture is ideal for extensions such as indicators and charts. AIOTrade is a 100% Java stand-alone application built on the NetBeans Platform. The source code is organized as a NetBeans module-suite project.

More information is available from the AIOTrade homepage and the AIOTrade Blog.

Fiorano Studio

Fiorano Studio offers a complete solution for implementing SOA using Service Components as Lego Blocks. Fiorano chose Netbeans as the base platform for developing next generation of it's toolset, to build upon the strong foundation of Netbeans. The open platform API's allow easy extensions and customization of the platform as well, which was particularly important to implement advanced BPEL based process composition tools. Learn more at the Fiorano Studio Homepage.


jCAE is a JAVA based environment for CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) applications. It provides meshing and visualization capabilities and is targeted to run on a maximal number of platforms.

jCAE features a simple volumes modeler and a finite elements mesher. It has inherited the module architecture of the Netbeans Platform and is portable to all platforms which support Java and OpenCascade. More information is available at the jCAE homepage.

MC4J JMX Console

MC4J is a project to create management software for J2EE application servers and other Java applications.

The MC4J JMX Console is a Swing application for remote monitoring and administration using Java Management Extensions (JMX). It includes support for all major application servers and advanced features such as live attribute graphing and customizable dashboards. It is designed to utilize the JMX specification to connect to and introspect information within supported servers and applications. It provides the ability to browse existing managed beans (MBeans), update configurations, monitor operation and execute tasks. You can get more information at MC4J Home.

Nokia NetAct

Nokia NetAct - click to enlarge

Nokia offers a complete solution for managing mobile networks and end-user services, called Nokia NetAct™, ranging from control-room software for 24/7/365 monitoring of the network to software for graphical optimization.Nokia NetAct™ has been delivered to more than 300 customers around the world. With the introduction of the NetBeans Platform as base for its tool development, Nokia hopes to boost the network operator's efficiency in carrying out network management tasks just in the same way as integrated development environments (IDEs) boost software development productivity.

The Topology window is an explorer for the network that is managed. Views is an explorer for the graphical views to the network. At the top right, some graphical network views are opened. The icons represent network elements, the coloring their state. In the middle right, you see an up-to-date list of alarms (problem reports) coming from the network. At the bottom right the Manual for the currently selected alarm is displayed.


MultiTrode designs and manufactures pump station controllers, pump station supervisors, liquid level sensors, SCADA software and web-based monitoring and control.

MultiTrode announces PumpView V2 © built on Sun Microsystems robust J2EE platform. "Not only do we leverage the J2EE platform for PumpView, but also the Netbeans 4.1 RCP;" said Paul Gibson, Team Leader for the MultiSmart suite of products. The team at MultiTrode will release a redesigned client configuration tool called Configurator V2 ©

"We used the Netbeans 4.1 RCP as the basis for Configurator V2 ©because of its proven stability, install base and multiple platform support . Netbeans RCP delivers on its ability to allow our focus to be the application features not infrastructure," said Paul. Configurator V2 © will deploy to PumpView customers world wide. Configurator V2 was a built jointly by Kcc Tech Pty Ltd and MultiTrode. "Kcc Tech had large and small enterprise experience with the Netbeans RCP this got us going immediately and accomplish our project goals," said Paul.

More Information on MultiTrode and Kcc Tech can be found


This project is developed by The Team Of Information Systems Unit, at the Hospital of the University Sains Malaysia. It is used for International Disease Code Lookup (ICD10 & ICD9) and drug table lookup.

Icasim Weight & Balance

Icasim Weight and Balance is an application based on NetBeans Platform 4.0 to calculate the centre of gravity of tactical aircraft (e.g. F/A-18) during test-flights. The software allows test pilots and test engineers to track the weights and moments of aircraft, test equipment, armament, missiles and other loads and to accurately predict and verify the travel of the centre of gravity. Icasim Weight and Balance Homepage


studioSL - click to enlarge Traditional ways of numerically modeling multiphase flow in oil reservoirs are based on finite element/finite difference methods. However, such methods can pose computational inefficiencies for specific modeling scenarios. Streamline- based flow simulation is an alternative to cell-based methods and can dramatically improve the computational efficiency of numerical models.

Because fluid flow simulators can be difficult to use and require significant expertise and understanding of Reservoir Engineering concepts and experience, an efficient and flexible interface between the complex numeric algorithms of the simulator and the engineer is vital for ensuring best-practice use of the software. An Interactive Development Environment (IDE) allows to rapidly adapt the interface and simplify the use of a simulator as well as help the engineer analyze output data graphically, manage large quantities of data and adjust input parameters to ensure optimal performance.

Streamsim's IDE is called studioSL and it is a NetBeans branded application written in Java using NetBeans platform's code and API's.


SmartBlobz - click to enlarge SmartBlobz is a new way to share. Aimed initially at the consumer market, SmartBlobz enables everyone to share what they want with the people they want to share with.

Taking the best elements of Podcasting, peer-to-peer and blogging and wrapping them into an interface that any computer user can understand, SmartBlobz allows people to share photographs, documents, movies and any other digital asset either in secure, private groups or publicly, all with the simplicity of drag-and-drop.

In addition to this, SmartBlobz puts an end to the duplication and mistakes caused by using e-mail as a file-sharing mechanism. SmartBlobz connects you and keeps you up-to-date using its enterprise- class object data management engine.

Nerd Alert - SmartBlobz is a software service deployed using Java Web Start to initialise a Java NetBeans-based peer-to-peer application that creates a distributed object database and transacts it via Sun JXTA. SmartBlobz uses a permissions system to ensure security - End of Nerd Alert.

DARPA Grand Challenge Vehicle Control

DARPA Grand Challenge Vehicle Control - click to enlarge This project is Matteo Di Giovinazzo's engineering thesis - a UI for monitoring an unmanned vehicle which will be entered (we hope!) in next year'sDARPA Grand Challenge, used to view data transmitted by telemetry from a Range Rover over 175 miles of desert terrain featuring natural and man-made obstacles. Good luck, Matteo and team!


SysUpTime is a powerful distributed network/systems management product. It provides users out-of-box capabilities to efficiently and proactively manage any network of any size.


JSwat - click to enlarge JSwat is a standalone, graphical Java debugger front-end, written to use the Java Platform Debugger Architecture and based on the NetBeans Platform. JSwat is open-source software and is freely available in both binary and source code form. Its features include breakpoints with conditionals; colorized source code display with code navigator; movable display panels showing threads, call stack, visible variables, and loaded classes; command interface for more advanced features; and Java-like expression evaluation, including method invocation.

Poseidon for UML

Poseidon for UML - click to enlarge Poseidon for UML is a fully-fledged UML CASE tool. It evolved from the open-source project ArgoUML and turned it to a world class modeling tool. With over 85,000 installations it belongs to the industry's most important tools. The strong focus on usability makes it the easiest tool to learn and work with. It is delivered in several editions to meet different needs of different users. More information.

Project XEMO

Project XEMO - click to enlarge An open-source, modular software environment for the development and delivery of interactive music, audio and sound applications. The NetBeans Platform provides Project XEMO with a strong application architecture and infrastructure, including advanced windowing services, project management, remote update and other utilities. XEMO ICE - the Integrated Composition Environment - is the desktop delivery platform for the integration of application modules into an interactive musical application. It provides those services needed for all musical applications, such as common data representations, music file formats and common interface components, e.g. playback controls. These services are implemented as a set of shared APIs that are available to music application developers. More Information.


ECSI MINEX V - click to enlarge Australian mining software company ECS International are the authors of MINEX, the world's leading totally integrated software solution for the evaluation and planning of open-cut and underground mines for both coal and minerals. ECSI, an employee owned company formed in 1996 (from ECS Pty Ltd an innovative and pioneering Australian mining software company founded in 1966) will release it's next version, Minex V, with a re-designed Graphical User Interface (GUI) & infrastructure based on NetBeans. The new version makes the program strictly a server, with the NetBeans GUI acting as the client. NetBeans has been modified to suit an advanced OpenGL/PEX/Phigs graphics environment and socket communication to the server program. Thanks to the NetBeans community we hope to also release Japanese, Spanish, and French versions. Read more.